Monday, July 9, 2012
Snapshot: and then my head exploded
OK, so why the frick are Fifty Shades of Grey and all its awful sequels and wannabe copycat smutty smut being displayed at my grocery store?
Don't get me wrong-- it's not so much the smut I disapprove of (although this particular species of smut is repulsive to me personally). It's the crappy, crappy writing that just makes me mad at the whole publishing world. I mean, publishers are so sniffy and dismissive of fan-fiction authors and people who publish on-line, because those writers refuse to make use of the golden talents of an editor. Well -- what happened here, editing wunderkinder? If these book were edited by a "professional," then stock up on your washboards and bags of rice, because the world really has gone to hell and the end of civilization is at hand.
And what is up with Safeway deciding that these dreadful excretions are appropriately displayed exactly in this location -- just above the Disney princesses coloring books and nestled next to the Big Nate storybooks and the Crayola products?? At the eye level of a precocious five-year-old??? This galled me most of all -- I had to come home and read a chapter of Pride and Prejudice to cleanse my mental palate.